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Cardiff students success at Bloomberg BAT Test

Posted on 19 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest blog by Lisanne from Bloomberg on Cardiff students and the BAT test …   Bloomberg have had 452 connections made between employers and Cardiff BAT test takers. These were made by 87 unique different companies ranging from Investment Banks, Consultancy Firms, Financial Services, Insurance, Wealth Management, Large Multinationals and everything in between.
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Let’s talk about something we don’t talk about

Posted on 19 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

John Cowley, Head of Counselling Health & Wellbeing at Cardiff University tells us more about The Student Sex Work Project and the support available to Cardiff students …   You may have seen a stall during Fresher’s week belonging to The Student Sex Work Project; here I’d like to tell you a little more about
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Career Tips for International students

Posted on 18 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Career Consultant Aled Williams talks to Craig Gonzalez, Cardiff Alumni, about Career Tips for International students … The leaves may be falling thick and fast, but have you noticed the career events and fairs that have descended upon Cardiff recently? It’s mid-way through the Autumn semester and we are well into another graduate recruitment season. 
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A Career in Communications – is it the job for you?

Posted on 10 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Last Tuesday, 4th November, Cardiff University had the pleasure of  hosting Alex Aiken’s talk on a Career in Communications. Here, Virginia tells us more … Alex Aiken is the Executive Director of Government Communications, based in Downing Street and the Cabinet Office. He went to theLondon School of Economics (LSE) where he studied economics and discovered his
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“On your head son!” Male Engagement Football Tournament

Posted on 10 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Will Brown, Psychology Student and Intern at Counselling, Health & Wellbeing tells us more about the projects he’s involved in to help remove the stigma associated with male mental health … It is safe to say that I have now well and truly settled into my Psychology Placement. The first few weeks of my placement with the
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Employers continue to recruit at Cardiff throughout November

Posted on 5 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Our Careers Fairs may be over but employers are still busy recruiting, don’t miss the remaining events for this autumn …  Thousands of students have attended Careers Fairs in the last four weeks and gained amazing exposure amongst an array of local, national and international employers.  We’ve had great feedback from students and employers alike
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It’s Stress Awareness Day – we explain more and give you tips to manage your stress

Posted on 5 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Many of us suffer with stress throughout our daily lives, sometimes every day … Will & Sarah’s blog marks National Stress Awareness Day …  Fresher’s week has well and truly passed, lectures are in full flow and coursework deadlines are piling up. Your bank account is now your worst enemy and the Christmas Holidays are on
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5 Steps to Successful House Hunting

Posted on 4 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Advice & Money Team are holding a House Hunting Talk at CJ’s Talybont Wednesday 12 November at 5pm, here’s a quick insight into what they’ll cover and the steps you should take when it comes to housing  … Hopefully, you are now settling in and enjoying life in Halls of Residence. You will barely have
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Help with NHS clinical placement travel costs has changed!

Posted on 3 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Advice & Money Team explain how the NHS Clinical Placement Travel Costs have changed and what that means to you … We can’t believe it either, but the NHS has changed the way that help with placement travel costs is worked out for new NHS funded students. The Advice & Money Team has been
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Engage with employers – they want you!

Posted on 29 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Dr Tom Tatchell, Education and Students Manager, School of Chemistry encourages students to attend Careers Fairs and engage with employers … Tis’ the season for recruitment fairs and all students should see one if not two fairs scheduled that can be applicable to the degrees that they are studying.
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Getting the most out of the Law Fair

Posted on 29 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Feeling a little lost when it comes to law fairs? I expect you are not alone.  Naomi Morley First year Trainee at Michelmores and Cardiff Alumni  shares her thoughts on preparing for the Law Fair… Having attended a number of law fairs as a student, I know that the experience can be quite overwhelming and it can be
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From Zoology to Finance at Dyson – where will your career take you?

Posted on 28 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest blog from Matthew Wilcox, Cardiff  Zoology Alumni and Finance Graduate at Dyson … ACCA student Matthew Wilcox comes from a family of accountants. Growing up, he was determined to take a different career path, opting to study Zoology rather than Finance at university. He soon discovered that his favourite part of his degree was numerical
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International Relations – Is it the job for you?

Posted on 28 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Virginia Bonet Morrell, final year Jomec student, attended John Hemmings career talk and shares her experience with you … Last Thursday, 23rd October, John Hemmings, who is part of Cardiff University Alumni, gave an inspiring talk about life in International Relations (IR) today. In a friendly and approachable manner, John engaged with students from the
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My Route to Law Firm Withy King by John Pengilley (LLB and LPC- Cardiff University)

Posted on 22 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest Blog from John Pengilley on his route from Cardiff University to Withy King …   Enjoy John’s blog and for further information about careers with Withy King you can talk to recruitment staff  at the Cardiff Law Fair on Tues 4th November from 1.30pm at City Hall. Take it away John … I studied Law at Cardiff from
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We can help you realise your potential

Posted on 22 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Taren Youngs shares her experience as a graduate and the value of Enterprise. SO, what’s it all about … This time of year I find myself talking to a lot of students. This isn’t unusual; I talk a lot to pretty much everybody all the time. But, it’s a bit different in October and November because
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Celebrating National Care Leavers Week, 23rd – 31st October

Posted on 21 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Einir from the Advice & Money Team updates you on National Career Leavers Week and how Cardiff University is joining in the week’s activities …   Between the 23rd – 31st October 2014, charities and different organisations around the UK will be celebrating National Care Leavers Week. This week is about highlighting the needs of care leavers
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Maths Students + Careers Fairs = Jobs and Opportunities

Posted on 19 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

With our Careers Fairs under way we are keen to help students make the most of the valuable opportunity they offer them to meet student and graduate recruiters. For Maths students in particular, there may not be a careers fair with maths in the title, but there’s definitely good reason for you to attend Fairs
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The best bits of the Autumn Careers Fair by Emma Green

Posted on 15 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Winter may have arrived in Cardiff but the rain wasn’t enough to stop hundreds of Cardiff students heading to City Hall for the autumn careers fair on Tuesday! Emma Green, 3rd year Human Geography student, on yesterday’s Fair  … With over sixty exhibitors there was something for everyone, notable names included: Network Rail, DCC, Marks and Spencers,
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6 reasons why you should attend today’s Autumn Careers Fair

Posted on 14 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Q.  Where would you go to meet over 60 recruiters?  A. Cardiff University’s Autumn Careers Fair, today between 11am and 3pm at City Hall. Students from all years, all colleges and all degree disciplines – whether you have 10 minutes, an hour or a few hours to spare today, make sure you don’t miss this
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Is it okay to talk about withdrawal from University?

Posted on 13 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Advice & Money Team share their thoughts on withdrawing from University … Starting at University is exciting but it also comes with some anxiety attached. It is quite common to feel overwhelmed in the first couple of weeks and wonder if you are in the right place, or if you are here at the
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Dress to Impress Employers

Posted on 10 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Helen Mc Nally, from the Careers & Employability Team shares her thoughts on dressing to impress …   If you are preparing to attend an employer selection day or an interview, your priority will be to do your research, anticipate possible questions and think about your best examples to demonstrate the skills and competencies required for
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An insight into a Commercial Career in Oil and Gas – Peter Hughes career in International Management, Strategy, Business Development and Advisory.

Posted on 8 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

This Autumn the Careers & Employability Team are excited to be involved in a series of exclusive guest lectures by Cardiff’s High Profile Alumni.    Speaker Peter Hughes invites you to join him for An insight into a Commercial Career in Oil and Gas on Tuesday 21 October from 5.45 – 7pm, in the Council Chamber, Main Building.
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Prepare to Meet Student and Graduate Recruiters

Posted on 7 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Helen Mc Nally, from the Careers & Employability Team shares her thoughts on Preparing to meet Recruiters …   At Cardiff, the autumn term is bursting with opportunities to meet employers at careers fairs, campus events and employer presentations.  Rather than occasions just to sit back and listen, these events are fantastic opportunities for you to make
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Dedicated contact for Care Leavers and Estranged students at Cardiff University

Posted on 1 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Einir Evans the Key Contact for Care Leavers and Estranged Students welcomes you …   I am the dedicated contact for Care Leavers and Estranged students at Cardiff University. I am based in the Advice & Money Team within the Student Support Centre. If you disclosed that you were a care leaver on your UCAS
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Are you or a friend feeling homesick, lonely, overwhelmed?

Posted on 30 September 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

It’s understandable. Sarah Braes and Will Brown, from Cardiff’s Student Counselling, Health & Wellbeing Team share their experience as a Cardiff Fresher and highlight the support available to you now and throughout your time at Cardiff University. Going to university is an exciting time, full of new challenges – making independent decisions, getting settled in to an
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